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228 ,                                PIOEA INDICA.                      [Berberidea.
Stamina brevia. Baeca globose v. late oblongse, %-$ unc. long®, pedicello incrassato
curvo pendulte, stylo brevi terminate, rubrce, edules.
This species, of which we have many specimens from different localities, may be best
known by its puberulous branches, and especially by the subglandalar, stout, curved
pedicels, minute, short, transparent, microscopic hairs on the foliage, and large sepals.
The seldom-toothed) narrow, obovate, small leaves, and pendulous broad fruits, are all
good characters.
11.  B. macrosepala (H.f, etT.); humilis, glaberrimus, ramulis
sulcatis, spmis 3-fidis gracilibus, foliis obovato-oblongis grosse spinu-
loso-dentatis coriaceis margine incrassatis, pedicellis gracilibus, floribus
majusculis,  sepalis exterioribus interiora sequantibus, baccis magnis
ovoideis polyspermis stigmate sessili.
HA.B. In Himalaya temperata interiori: Sikkim, alt. 12-18,000 ped.I
—(171. Jan.; fr. Nov.) (v. v.)
Jrwticulus 2-4-pedalis, ramis patentibus. Spin a graciles, foliis aequilongae v. bre-
viores. Folia fasciculata, -fc-1 unc. longa, crasse marginata, subtu* plerumque gjanca.
fedicetli graciles, glaberrimi, curvi.. Mores majuscnli. Ba^Mi -^—j- unc. longse,
rubr«3. Smina ssepe 6-10' l***080111^ oomprcssa.
The flowering and fruiting specimens of this species- were gathered at different
places, but we hare no doubt of their specific identity; in the flowering specimen the
branches are more slender aud diverging, the leaves smaller, less toothed, aud more
glaucous, all signs 'of being in a younger state. Tn this, as in the last species, the
pedicels arc sometimes fascicled and sometimes two-flowered.
This species approaches more nearly to the JB. Sitrirlca than any other Himalayan
one; the Siberian plant, however, differs remarkably in its broad, almost palmate,
5-7-fid spines, shorter pedicels, and smaller flowers.
12,  B. concinna (H.f. Bot Mag, t. 4744); ftdtfeufeis ramosfesi-
mus, ramulis gracilibus, spinis gracilibus 3-fidis, folus "obov'atis apinu-
loso-dentatis margine incrassatis subtua albo-glaucis, pedicellis gracili-
bus, sepalis exterioribus interioribus diraitlio rainoribus, baccis magnis .
oblongis polyspermis stigmate sessili.
?$. c&spitosa; fruticulus 6-8-uncialis caspitosus/fbliis irregulariter
snbangulata-lobatis spinuloso-dentatisve.
HAS. In Himalaya alpina in valiibu$ interioribus: Sikkim, alt. 18-
13,000 pedj (PL Jun.; fr..-Nov.) (v. «?.) Var. 0. Kuraaon, Str. et
WlnL, 12,600 ped.l Garhwal, 9-10,000 ped., Madden?
Fruticulw l~$-pedaHs, plerumque terree apprcssus, ramis rubris erectis patentibus
prostratis v. deuiissis suloatis gracuibus. Spina foliis scquilongte v. breviores. Folia
$-$ poll. loBga, apice rotundata v. subtrtmcata, margine iucmssato, subtus valde
glauca alMda, interduin quasi albo picta. Pddicelli graciles, iblio longiores. Mores
mediocred JBaccee pcndulse., ^-»J unc. lougou, coinpressn?, obloujfic, polys^crmto, stylo
nullo; stwinibus parvis.
The most beautiful of all the species of its sizt>, from the abundance of dark-green
leaves with snow-white uudcrsides, and the profusion of pale-yellow flowers aud red
berries. In Sikkim it forms a small low bush, generally pressed on the ground, but
in Kew Gardens it has altered its habit entirely, and grows more diffusely. It often
accompanies the & anc/vlcsa> which forms a bush over it.
The plant whioh we have ventured to include under this with a mark of doubt,
differs in its smaller angular leaves, with fewer larger teeth, and much longer spines.
Our specimens are unfortunately insufficient to determine its identity, or the con-
trary, satisfactorily.